Daily BulletinHoliday Centre

Entertainment

  • Written by Mala McAlpin


Christmas Lights Spectacular is back in an even brighter and more traditional style. Santa has now finished adding his final touches to the scenery, so get ready to join Hunter Valley Gardens in the merriments and be filled with Christmas spirit as you explore the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest and most breathtaking display of over 2 million lights. From November 4th 2016 to January 26th 2017, the gardens will be lit up with even more features and Christmas delights, and most importantly, more lights than ever before.

Christmas Lights Spectacular will welcome several new additions, including Santa’s Workshop, complete with Santa, his elves, photo opportunities, and letters to Santa (for which parents can arrange a response from Santa himself!) Santa photos will be available until Christmas Eve, and stunning fireworks displays will be held on the opening night (4th November) and New Year’s Eve at 9.00pm.

Visitors can experience the new Christmas Lights Fun Zone, which allows unlimited play on an exciting range of inflatables, jumping castles, obstacle courses, an arcade alley and the spectacular 35 metre long Super Slide. The Fun Zone will be open from 6:30pm – 10:00pm daily, with entry available for just $7.50 per person.

Sightseers can also go ‘globetrotting’ with the new ‘Around The World’ display with some of the world’s most iconic landmarks lit up in extravagant style, including the Eiffel Tower, Sydney Harbour scene, Coliseum, a giant Earth globe, Dutch windmills and a Scottish castle.

Other traditional family favourites lighting up the gardens this year will include the 6 metre Giant Present Tree, 12 Days of Christmas, North Pole and Nativity Scenes, Cinderella’s Castle, Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Underwater Scene, and the Fairy Garden which has additional delights to revel in.

The entire family can enjoy a number of heart-warming Christmas festivities, with a delicious selection of food and beverage stalls, roaming entertainment including carollers, and nightly performances by children’s music group Little Scallywagz.

Christmas Lights Spectacular will be dazzling each night from Friday 4th November, 2016 until Thursday 26th January, 2017 (excluding Christmas Day and Night). Gates will open at 6.30pm and will close at 10.00pm.

The amazing Mega Creatures display will also return to Hunter Valley Gardens in 2017 from January 2nd, featuring towering, one to eight metre high interactive bugs and dinosaurs that will thrill and amaze the whole family.

*Please note: For safety measures, the Super Slide is for children over 120cm tall and is weather dependent along with the inflatables.

Christmas Lights Spectacular tickets are on sale now and prices include:

Adult $28

Children (4-15 yrs) $23

Children 3 yrs & under FREE

Family (2 Adults + 2 Child) $92

Day + Night passes available

For more details on Christmas Lights Spectacular, tickets and the full program please visit: www.hvg.com.au
INTERWEBS DIGITAL AGENCY

The Conversation

Politics

Scott Morrison Press Conference - Australian Parliament House

Good afternoon. While we are facing more benign weather conditions in the short term, this morning, I received briefings from the Bureau of Meteorology, which set out that over the medium term out...

Scott Morrison - avatar Scott Morrison

Bushfire emergency support for primary producers

Farm, fish and forestry businesses in fire-affected regions will get the help they need to rebuild with an initial $100 million in emergency bushfire funding, which will be made available following ag...

Scott Morrison - avatar Scott Morrison

Immediate financial support for bushfire affected communities

The Morrison Government will provide an initial and immediate base payment of $1 million to 42 of the most severely bushfire impacted councils in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Que...

Scott Morrison - avatar Scott Morrison

Business News

How to Choose the Right Data Recovery Solution for your Business

In the modern business environment, data is one of the most important commodities. A typical B2C seller, for instance, offering home delivery service cannot deliver the product to the right addres...

News Company - avatar News Company

CrowdStrike Services Cyber Front Lines Report

New CrowdStrike Report Finds an Increase in Cyber Adversaries Turning to Business Disruption as Main Attack Objective CrowdStrike Services Cyber Front Lines Report offers observations gained from t...

Media Release - avatar Media Release

Which web design software is best for beginners

There are dozens of site-builders and software devoted to the art of creating a website. Some of these, like the one offered by Adobe, are more technically oriented and in many cases require a backg...

News Company - avatar News Company

Travel

The Family Travel Handbook from Lonely Planet

Everything you need to know to take unforgettable trips with your children   Full of practical advice, ideas and inspiration for every type of family, Lonely Planet's The Family Travel Handbook ...

Adam Bennett - avatar Adam Bennett

3 Ideas for a Family-Friendly Holiday to Bali

A family holiday is always an exciting time, but it can often come with its fair share of challenges, especially when trying to keep every member of the family happy. Thankfully, the beautiful islan...

News Company - avatar News Company

The Best Things to Do in Adelaide Hills

Adelaide Hills has long been a relaxing escape for the people of Adelaide and beyond. Its proximity to the capital makes it an accessible destination that feels like you’re miles away from the hustl...

News Company - avatar News Company

ShowPo